About Us

Our mission is to assist

animals in need through rescue,

rehabilitation and education. 

Located on the southwest edge of Austin, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.

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Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.



The Austin Zoo’s animal care team is composed of zookeepers, who are the primary day-to-day caregivers and habitat cleaners, and our team of veterinarians and vet techs. Each has very specific and important roles to play in ensuring our animals’ health and happiness. Our animal care policies and procedures always follow appropriate, nationally recognized standards. Our goal is not just to meet these standards but to exceed them, and get better every day.



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California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser

Who doesn’t love pizza or pasta? On June 18th you can enjoy delicious food and support Austin Zoo all at the same time. Join us on June 18th from 11:00am – 9:00pm at the California Pizza Kitchen in Barton Creek Square Mall and 20% of your purchase will be returned to Austin Zoo to help our animals.

Simply download the flyer and take it with you to California Pizza Kitchen and give it to your server to receive the 20% donation for the Zoo.

California Pizza Kitchen Flyer

California Pizza Kitchen Menu


Summer Camp Registration

Are you a kid who is wild about animals? Do you have a passion to explore the outdoors? Sign up for Austin Zoo summer camp! We offer 9 week-long camps that are geared for children ages 5-12. Registration is on a weekly basis. During these camps, your child will be busy exploring the animal kingdom through stories, games, experiments, crafts, interactive play, keeper chats and live animal encounters.

Summer Camp registration is now open!


More Information and Registration


Daily Training & Enrichment Activities

All keeper talks are weather permitting and last approximately 15 minutes. *Tortoise, Primate and Alligator Keeper Talks are held only when the temperature is at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit at noon.

10:30am: Monday • Wednesday • Friday

10:30am: Sunday • Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday

11:30am: Daily

Galapagos Tortoise*
12:30pm: Daily

2:30: Tuesday • Saturday

*Primate, Tortoise, & Alligator talks only if over 60 degrees




Austin Zoo Animal Art
Is Now Available For Purchase!

What started out as an enrichment activity for our primates has turned into a fundraising project for Austin Zoo!
All the pieces are hand painted by an Austin Zoo animal in watercolor, are unframed, and include the animal’s name and the date painted. (Each piece of art may contain slight imperfections.)

Click here to see all the available watercolors!